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Article by Anthony Wright

Persianisation in the Art and Architecture of Achaemenid Provincial Palaces, 550-330BC

According to Margaret Cool Root, a leading scholar on the ancient Near East, the royal art of the Achaemenid kings reflects the ideals and attitudes of the king and his courtiers, presenting, above all, an ideal view of the nature of Persian...
The Architecture of Ancient Rome
Collection by Mark Cartwright

The Architecture of Ancient Rome

Roman architecture was nothing if not eclectic. From ingenious underfloor heating to gravity-defying arches, the Romans added to the Classical repertoire such grandiose structures as the triumphal arch, basilica, amphitheatre, and city tower...
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Video by WEDIGROME

Digging History 7: The Architecture and Engineering of Rome

The Romans began building with local materials, wood, clay, and tuff (see Episode 3 for local materials and geology of the city). There are many sources from antiquity, but a good place to start is with the writings of Vitruvius (on architecture...
Etruscan Architecture
Video by Mr. McCarthy

Etruscan Architecture

This video briefly explains the various forms of Etruscan architecture and how it later influenced Roman architecture.
Ancient Egypt: Architecture
Video by Studies Weekly

Ancient Egypt: Architecture

An overview of Ancient Egyptian architecture using the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza as examples.
A Building Process of Traditional Chinese Architecture
Video by Mack Chien

A Building Process of Traditional Chinese Architecture

This brief video demonstrates one building process of traditional Chinese architecture.
Sassanid Art & Architecture Traced in Western Iran
Video by PressTV

Sassanid Art & Architecture Traced in Western Iran

This video explores the ancient art and architecture Fars province of Iran, where that the Sassanians first established their empire.
Iran - Persian Architecture At its Best
Video by PressTV

Iran - Persian Architecture At its Best

Persian architecture has always been a source of pride for Iranians, attracting tourists from around the world to its unique features and remarkable achievements.
#MetKids—How Can I Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture?
Video by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

#MetKids—How Can I Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture?

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—oh my! Build on your knowledge of Greek columns with Ella, age 10, and find out why ancient Greek architecture is still so popular today. Credits #MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids...
Distinctive Bhutanese Architecture
Image by Kim Martins

Distinctive Bhutanese Architecture

The distinctive architecture of Bhutan. A building in Thimphu.